This shot involves a long story - in short, taking a bangka from Port Barton to El Nido, seeing the propeller of the boat sink, drifitng away from the shore for 2 hours, and finally being rescued by a boat while everyone was waving white shirts to call for help. This picture was taken on the beach where our rescue boat dropped us, while waiting for another boat to bring a new propeller.
The Erta Ale volcano, in the heart of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, is one of only five active lava lakes in the world. Located in a very harsh environment, where temperatures frequently reach 45°C / 113°F or more, the landscape is covered by black volcanic rocks for miles around. After a hike to the rim of the crater, it is a short walk inside the crater to the very edge of the lake. A mesmerizing show, better seen throughout the night.